Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

This will be added to on an irregular basis...
  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Rock-ets keep fallin on my head...

...but that doesn't mean by eyes will soon be turnin red, cryin's not for me, cause I'm never gonna stop the rockets by complainin... I'll use one of thee-ese... Nothins worryin me...

Okay, why is it we have to hear of Israel getting this junk shat on them over and over instead of one of these being deployed. I know for a fact being in the tech field that Israel has tech firms privately owned by Israeli citizens or Israeli investor backed groups that can put something like this together. Israel is not Rwanda. They can do this.

The question is, why don't they?

Also, calculating the most likely trajectory in reverse back to source is a piece of cake for today's computational systems. It may be rocket science, but the calculations are the sort young boys in America used to do fairly regularly in the field of model rocketry. Are we to believe no one can program a computer to automatically make a narrow range of assumptions based on sensor data as to what the rocket/missile was, and then extrapolate a path back to launch?

What do you do? You make a flying RPV that can be missile launched, and lob it back at them to then deploy in air and quickly get intelligence from the site, perhaps before the terrorists can leave.

Yeah, I know, you thought I'd say lob a missile. I'm being clever here and thinking ahead to the anti-Israeli crowd's reaction by making a lethal response a later choice instead of a fire and hope one up front which we all must admit is only giving Israel black eyes.

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